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 Plot Arc Discussion
 Posted: Feb 25 2017, 04:09 PM
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Greetings, all.

The mentions of plots have been touched upon in the C-Box, and so, here's an idea that may spark some creative juices.

Certain reality overlaps have been happening in certain parts of the world. There is a reason for 'em, and if you don't want to know what's causing them, don't click the spoiler tag below:
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So, here's my current thought process to eliminate at least one of those reality overlaps. It's a rough sketch that needs a lot of polish and middle to be filled in.

BEGINNING: The Hand attacks one of the major institutes, most likely the JGS. This stirs the students and staff into action. One or more people that is being played WILL die and will be resurrected as a Hand operative. Sunpyre, having been resurrected by magical means, may sense this resurrection and alert the CX school to get involved.

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There's a lot of holes, such as why attack the JGS specifically. Any help in filling them in would be appreciated.
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 Posted: Feb 25 2017, 05:37 PM
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I'm not sure how to ask questions for the plot without giving spoilers away. lol

1. Could "the reason for the reality overlaps" be located at the school? Or in the mind of someone at the school? That could be the catalyst for the attack there specifically.

2. Maybe a reality overlap happens at the school and it prompts The Hand to attack, since they might be thinking that "the cause" is where the overlap is.


Those who embrace nature are in turn embraced by her...
 Posted: Feb 25 2017, 06:42 PM
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I need to word that differently for those who don't read the spoiler tags.

The cause for the reality overlaps is at those reality overlaps, and is the reason why those reality overlaps are happening. Hopefully that helps.
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 Posted: Feb 26 2017, 03:04 PM
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Do the reality warps emit some sort of psionic signal?

Maybe one happens at the school, emits a signal that The Hand is monitoring for, so they come to investigate - fighting ensues.


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 Posted: Feb 27 2017, 05:38 PM
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To my knowledge, no, since their sources don't. Psionic signal could still potentially happen though.

I'm almost wondering if it's easier to pick who dies and go from there. They don't necessarily have to be a character in play.

Like if Saphir, Pixie, or Eye Boy are killed, they can easily link the reasoning to their voodoo excursion. Not sure how the others would do it, but Eye Boy is already seeing strange things happening. The Hand believes in a powerful demon called The Beast, and we could already write off the demonic eye Trevor saw at the voodoo shop as The Beast keeping track of potential recruits.

Pixie was attacked by a demon mid-exam too.

Not saying demonic is any kind of reason, it just depends who we agree upon. Maybe the source is surrounded by a mystical barrier Pixie needs to cast a spell on. Maybe it's hidden so far away, Eye Boy sees the source's tendrils at work and follows them to the source. Maybe Psylocke needs to create a psionic weapon to pierce a contraption.

Whoever we do agree to needs to be fairly unique that only the JGS would have them, if we go that route.
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Hmmm...the power sets between the people at JGS vs elsewhere are fairly easy to set apart. Perhaps someone took something that they shouldn't have from that voodoo shop? Or The Hand is looking for something and they have reason to believe JGS has it?

Or if we're talking planned resurrection to the Hand, maybe there is something The Hand wants and they need the power set of someone from the school to get it. That would leave what they want and who/what power set.
 Posted: Mar 4 2017, 02:39 PM
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Your last paragraph is exactly what I was thinking. We just need to decide who should die and create the story around that.

I'm opting Wolverine out of dying/resurrecting, so that leaves me with only Eye Boy available.
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No point in it for Sunpyre and Fox is off the table, all my others (Saphir, Sabra, Tempus) are fair game. Though I think it'd be hard to get Sabra.
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Would it be applicable for Storm to die?


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 Posted: Mar 10 2017, 09:15 PM
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Of course. So right now we have Eye Boy, Saphir, and Storm up for the position, since they're all at the JGS. Now we just need a reason why them.

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Eye Boy and Saphir were targeted at the voodoo shop where The Hand had been using magic to find someone suitable. When the mansion gets attacked, Eye Boy and/or Saphir find themselves in a fight they can't win. Storm jumps in at the last moment to try to save them, but a sword pierces her chest? The Hand presses the advantage, kills and takes all three, and uses Storm as a means to protect the other two once resurrected?

- Eye-Boy can use his sight to find the source of the overlap as a tracker.
- Storm can be their personal bodyguard/escort through the overlap to find the source?
- Saphir? I'm at a loss. Hm.
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Saphir could probably scout, or we could allege that she does indeed have something that could help hone in on the overlap? Dearest Madame (Belle) is/was doing the artifacts adventure(s), remember? It's perfectly feasible that Saphir acquired some things from Belle, and has only thought of them as cool trinkets from Madame.
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 Posted: Mar 14 2017, 09:05 PM
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Great ideas! Storm would make a good bodyguard. lol


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 Posted: Mar 19 2017, 05:51 AM
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Storm would make a wicked bodyguard. Who would want to go toe-to-toe with her?
 Posted: Mar 19 2017, 08:37 PM
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Wolverine >:)

As for Saphir, if we go with artifact route, what's to keep The Hand from killing Saphir, leaving her there, and taking the item?
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 Posted: Mar 22 2017, 07:42 AM
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Maybe only she can use it now because of the voodoo fiasco. Say she was wearing it there.
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